The Bishops spent the day at
They meet annually.
And this year, because of Bishop Persico's ceremony, they had the conference in
Several topics were discussed including the health and human services mandate.
"We'll talk about other common interests like how do we bring back Catholics who have left the church, how do we try to minister to those who have been hurt by the sexual abuse scandal in the church, how do we find good candidates to take our place as bishops and those sorts of things we do every year," said Bishop Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia.
The Bishops also talked about plans for each diocese for the year of faith.